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BM461

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire BM461 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.
Delivered to No 45 MU 12-4-42, assigned to 81S 'FL-A' 3-5-42, flying accident Cat CB damage 6-9-42, Scottish Aviation, assigned to 335th FS 29-1-43, Scottish Aviation 7-7-44, Central Gunnery School 13-10-44, to 5593M 23-10-45, 1PATP 11-45 Armee de l'Air 3-3-46

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

Places

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • Ouston

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1941 as an RAF Fighter Station ; continued in its training role after the war. In 1967 it was used as a civilian airport during the expansion of Newcastle Airport. Its modern role is that of a highly secure military operation known as...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, UK March 1942

Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.

Delivered Kinloss, Forres, Moray IV36, UK 12 April 1942

Delivered to No 45 MU 12-4-42.

Assigned Ouston, Chester le Street, County Durham DH2, UK 3 May 1942

Assigned to 81S 3-5-42.

Combat damage Boulogne-sur-Mer, France 15 July 1942

Rhubarb mission damaged by Flak. 15-7-42. Pilot Fl Lt J E Walker.

Combat damage Calais, France 29 July 1942

Rhubarb mission damaged by Flak. 29-7-42. P/O Pilot H A Byford.

Crashed Fairlop, Ilford, Ilford, Greater London IG6, UK 6 September 1942

Flying accident Cat CB damage 6-9-42.

Factory repair Prestwick, South Ayrshire, UK 7 September 1942 – 10 October 1942

To Scottish Aviation Ltd for repair.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 29 January 1943

Assigned to 335th FS 29-1-43.

Factory repair Prestwick, South Ayrshire, UK 7 July 1944 – August 1944

To Scottish Aviation Ltd 7-7-44.

Assigned Sutton Bridge, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12, UK 13 October 1944

To Central Gunnery School 13-10-44.

Transferred 23 October 1945

To 5593M 23-10-45.

Transferred November 1945

To 1 PATP 11-45.

Transferred France 3 March 1946

To Armee de l'Air 3-3-46.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2016 20:52:15 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Spitfire Production List.
http://www.backtonormandy.org
http://aircrewremembered.com/rcafnotes-surnames-r-z.html

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